Americans don’t trust media’s Iraq War reporting
March 27, 2003: The question of accuracy in the reporting of Operation Iraqi Freedom came to a head with a study showing Americans doubting the integrity of news reports, and at least one reporter blasting his own network for downplaying the success of allied forces.
WND learned the survey indicated a strong sense of distrust among viewers as well as a perceived “liberal” slant.
Among the preliminary findings:
Viewers harbor a disbelief about the integrity of news reports;
Network coverage of the war on Iraq is largely viewed as having a liberal bias; and
CBS’ decision to pre-empt its daytime NCAA basketball tournament during the first day of the war was seen as a mistake.